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INFOGRAPHIC: Facebook's Changing Privacy Policy

By Tara Struyk
Published: April 23, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2021 09:33:50

When it comes to personal data, Facebook is in a bit of a bind. The more information it can provide about its users to advertisers, the more it can monetize its user base and appease its stockholders. But, of course, the more private information it hands over, the more blowback it gets from users. And Facebook's complicated and ever-changing privacy settings don't make things any better, either for users or for the site's reputation. Seriously. Trying to adjust the privacy settings on Facebook is about as easy as trying to work the controls in an airplane cockpit. Actually, it's worse, because every time you look away, someone moves a few buttons around.

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This infographic from WebPageFX.com suggests that many Facebook users don't even know those privacy settings exist. Check out some of the risks Facebook is taking with your personal data - and some of the key mistakes they've made so far in handling it.

Facebook Privacy Infographic

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Infographic by WebpageFX

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Written by Tara Struyk

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Tara Struyk is the VP of Content at Janalta. She has contributed to starting a number of verticals from the ground up, including content research, selection, hiring, editorial guidelines and oversight, and setting up social media and content marketing. She began her career as an editor at Investopedia and eventually moved up to senior editor, where she managed a team of five other editors and more than 200 freelance writers. She has also worked as a freelance financial writer and content manager.

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